Why do I love working at Behavioral Perspective Inc.? I think the best way to respond to this would be with a top 10 reasons list:
#1: The variety of learners I work with make my job both interesting and challenging. Learners work on a vast array of skills including behavior reduction, academics, self-care tasks (which you will hear referred to as ADLs or activities of daily living), desentization to haircuts and dental checkups, or language skills acquisition.
#2: My amazing coworkers from my supervisors to the behavior technicians and office staff. They are all supportive, helpful, and hardworking. My fellow behavior analysts are also a great source of encouragement and professional advice. Everyone who works here is passionate about improving the lives of the learners that they work with! In fact, many of our behavior technicians have decided to pursue their Masters in ABA and become BCBA’s!
#3: Being able to work with learners across environments including home, clinic, community settings such as parks, stores, and school settings. It is amazing to be able to support learners and their families in all of their environments.
#4: In my role as a Behavior Analyst, the many roles I take on make each day different. My roles include developing and implementing learner programming, supporting, training, and supervising staff, providing consultation in schools, training and supporting parents, analyzing data, and writing reports.
#5: The opportunities for advancement. Behavior technicians who show leadership can often advance to become Lead Behavior Technicians. There are also Case Manager opportunities for those who are pursuing their Masters in ABA and plan to sit for the BACB exam. Case Managers are trained and supported by the BCBA’s.
#6: Supportive Program Coordinators. Candice and Maggi are diligent in trying to give clients that are close in proximity so that travel is cut down as much as possible. They are also understanding in terms of work-personal life balance.
#7: There are many benefits for full-time employees including 401K with a 33% matching program, vacation time, continuing education reimbursement, holiday pay (including your birthday!), and insurance.
#8: Thorough training for new staff and ongoing. New staff is put through a training process which includes completing RBT training, role play, observations of sessions with learners and their staff, and hands on training with the specific learner that staff will work with. There is also ongoing training provided for current staff.
#9: The flexibility that is given to Case Managers and Behavior Analysts to develop programs with the support and approval of the Program Coordinators.
#10: The amazing growth of the company from clinic and home-based services to include the recent addition of Apple Academy and the up and coming ABLE academy. This gives current employees a variety of environments and positions to choose from in the future in terms of the type of setting they want to work in.